Childbirth Services and Support
Expecting a baby is an exciting time for you and your family. Centennial Hills Hospital Medical Center offers technologically advanced maternity care and private maternity suites where you can undergo labor, delivery and recovery in the same room. All rooms feature comfortable, attractive decor, including hardwood floors, and are filled with little luxuries designed to make your experience as comfortable as possible.
The Women's Center's maternity service features:
- 12 labor, delivery and recovery rooms
- A 36-bed postpartum unit and newborn nursery
- Cesarean surgical suites located on the unit
- Lactation consultants available on-site
There are in-room accommodations for dads or birth partners, and siblings are welcome to visit their new baby brother or sister. Newborns can room-in with Mom.
Centennial Hills Hospital Medical Center has been recognized for excellence in lactation care by the International Board of Lactation Consultant Examiners® (IBLCE®) and International Lactation Consultant Association® (ILCA®). The hospital is the only hospital in Southern Nevada, and one of just two hospitals in the state to receive the award.
The IBCLC Care Award was given to Centennial Hills Hospital in recognition for its staff of professionals who hold the International Board Certified Lactation Consultant® certification (IBCLC®), and for providing a lactation program that is available five to seven days a week for breastfeeding families. In addition, the hospital demonstrated that it has provided recent breastfeeding training for medical staff members who care for new families, and completed activities that help protect, promote and support breastfeeding.
Midwives for the Birthing Process
Midwives at Centennial Hills Hospital Medical Center are trained healthcare professionals who provide care to women during pregnancy and delivery. They can help enhance the relationship between a woman and her doctors, nurses and other caregivers. Some women find that working with a midwife can reduce the length of labor and their need for pain medication.
Midwives Then and Now
Pre-20th century, midwives were not formally trained; they helped deliver most births. Today, midwives are trained at the college and university level and most have a Master's level degree. These programs must be accredited by the American College of Nurse-Midwives (ACNM) for program graduates to be eligible for national certification. All midwives at Centennial Hills Hospital Medical Center are registered nurses and most have a Master's level degree.
Midwives as Partners with Doctors
Many studies have shown that nurse-midwives can manage most prenatal, delivery, and postpartum care. At Centennial Hills Hospital, midwives work closely with OB/GYN physicians as partners. They regularly consult with OB/GYNs and in especially challenging cases, they refer all or most care of their patients to these physicians. These cases could include high-risk pregnancies and women with chronic illnesses.
Get a Midwife Referral
For a midwife referral, please call our referral number, 702-388-4888.
Midwives are not employees of Centennial Hills Hospital. They are contracted.
Prenatal and Postnatal Classes
Whether you're preparing to welcome your first child or another addition to the family, a wide range of classes are available to help your family learn and adapt to the new arrival.
Mommy Concierge Program
To help new mothers celebrate and enjoy this special time in life, we feature a New-Mommy Concierge Program, which includes:
- Afternoon tea
- Gourmet celebration meal
- Baby portraits by Bella Baby Photography
- Private consultation with lactation consultants
Expanded Patient Care Unit
The staff at Centennial Hills Hospital has opened its first expanded patient care unit of its new five-story tower. The Birthplace at Centennial Hills Hospital added two labor and delivery suites along with 36 mother-baby (post-partum) suites. Each suite offers a calm, comfortable environment, technologically advanced equipment, sweeping views of the Las Vegas valley and amenities for new mothers and families.
Women choosing to deliver at The Birthplace work with their health provider to create an individualized birth plan. Options include a natural delivery model with water laboring tubs, anesthesia services or a planned Caesarean section. Two operating rooms are located within The Birthplace, providing immediate access for planned and emergency Caesarean sections. The Birthplace has a laborist (obstetrician) on-site 24 hours a day, seven days a week, to assist with any deliveries and specially trained staff to provide specific care within the triage, antepartum labor and delivery, mother-baby and neonatal intensive care departments.
Future Birthplace construction plans include an expansion of our neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) from 15 beds to 25 beds including 9 new private rooms in the latter part of 2021.
If you need a referral to an OB/GYN on the staff of Centennial Hills Hospital Medical Center, call our free physician referral service at 702-388-4888.